A 1988 Ferrari F40 originally owned by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is set to go up for auction at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed event on June 30. The turbocharged Ferrari supercar has recently come out of a 15,000-hour restoration after an engine fire nearly destroyed it in the late 2000s.
Gilmour and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason both bought F40s in Italy at the same time back in 1988. Right after buying them, the pair drove them back to England, where Gilmour’s now resides under new ownership.
The seller describes the car as being in “very good condition.”
The one for sale here is chassis number 78036, and it’s about as new as a 29-year-old Ferrari can be. The engine and transmission were rebuilt, and an upgraded engine management system was implemented as well. Many new parts were fitted as a result of the restoration, and suspension modifications were actually made by an official Ferrari agent to improve ride and handling.
Painted in traditional Ferrari red, the car’s restoration is said to have cost nearly $400,000. We’d expect the actual selling price of the car to be at least triple that figure. However, if a couple Pink Floyd fans are in the auction house at the same time, we might see a final selling price that reflects A Momentary Lapse of Reason.